Wow… thanks Jack Palevich for creating this awesome App (Android Terminal Emulator)! While browsing Google Play I just got a look at its icon and with just that look I got amazed to see this emulator. I was sure that it is an emulator and as I like both batch scripting (DOS) as well as UNIX shell scripting (Terminal) I clicked the icon and found that it’s an android terminal emulator that allow you to use linux terminal in you Android device.
Android Terminal Emulator is absolutely free to use and you can download it from google play as well as APK from developer’s website (link mentioned below). It has been reviewed by 27,000+ reviewers and overall rating is 4.6/5. The Size of application is 413k only.
I really like the slogan “Access your Android’s built-in Linux command line shell. Unleash your inner geek!” 🙂
Commands that Android Terminal Emulator Compiled
After quick installing this small yet powerful application I attacked on it linux commands and it executed almost all commands. I tried some basic commands like ls (directory listing), ps (process), mkdir, chmod and exit. Android Shell Command Reference (by developer): https://github.com/jackpal/Android-Terminal-Emulator/wiki/Android-Shell-Command-Reference
Quick FAQ (from Developer):
If you are having trouble entering text, try installing the free “Hacker’s Keyboard IME” (Especially if you have an HTC or Samsung device).
This app isn’t a game emulator and had nothing to do with games!
This app won’t help you root your phone or change your phone’s IMIE.
You may want to install a set of command line utilities like “Busy Box” in order to add commands beyond the commands that come built into your Android device.
Complete FAQ can be found here: https://github.com/jackpal/Android-Terminal-Emulator/wiki/Frequently-Asked-Questions
For Unix-Linux Terminal Fans
If you’re a Unix Linux Terminal Fan, you can support the development of this plugin by providing translation to you local language as well can provide feedback to developer.
Free Download the Android Terminal Emulator
Linux Terminal Fans can download Android Terminal Emulator for free from google apps as well as from developer’s website (link mentioned below).
Official Website: https://github.com/jackpal/Android-Terminal-Emulator/wiki
Direct APK download: http://jackpal.github.com/Android-Terminal-Emulator/downloads/Term.apk